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What we do

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Our Watch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. We work to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise. 

We focus on the following areas: 


Everything we say and do is informed by research and evidence. We are committed to building and extending our understanding of what drives violence against women and what works best to prevent it, and we embed this knowledge into our tools, resources, training, policy and campaigns. 

Find out more about Our Watch frameworks, academic papers, research, evaluations and submissions here. 

Tools and resources

We produce free research-based tools and resources to help others embed gender equality and prevent violence in sectors including education, workplaces, sporting clubs and the media. 

Find out more at Workplace Equality and Respect, Respectful Relationships Education, Media Making Change, Equality and Respect in Sport, the Prevention in Action and the Local Government Toolkit. 

Primary prevention workforce training and development

We provide training for the primary prevention workforce, while also providing tools and resources for other organisations to deliver our training too. We work with a range of organisations, networks and communities to build a movement for change. 

Read National Primary Prevention Hub Report 1 and National Primary Prevention Hub Report 3: Enabling and creating change here. 


We provide policy advice, support and input to governments and decision-makers, and contribute to policy processes, to influence public policy, systems and institutions to drive societal-level change. 

Find out more about our policy work here. 

Communications and social marketing

We develop communications and social marketing campaigns that aim to shift attitudes and behaviours that drive violence against women.  

Visit our campaigns at The Line, Doing Nothing Does Harm, No Excuse for Abuse and Because Why. 

Media and the public conversation

We lead a public conversation that keeps violence against women on the national agenda, with a focus on primary prevention. 

See our latest news and media releases, or visit Media Making Change. 

Monitoring and evaluation

We monitor and evaluate prevention efforts from a program level to the national level. 

Read our guide to population-level prevention monitoring, or find Our Watch evaluation reports here.